Friday, September 12, 2014

Be Kind to Yourself

I know myself and my needs best.
I am most aware and able to be kind to me.
Being good to myself creates more goodness for others.
What is best for me is best for others.

Those who are kind to themselves will be kind to others.
Those who are honest with themselves will be honest with others.
Those who listen to themselves will be able to listen to others.
Where we go wrong is when we forget to take care of ourselves first.

When we are kind, we treat our whole self, our lives with respect.
When we are unkind, we have neglected to talk impeccable care of us.
When we are kind, we are hones and listen to ourselves.
When we are unkind, we deceive ourselves and neglect what we have to say.

When we are good to ourselves, we are good to others.
When we love ourselves unconditionally, we know how to love others unconditionally.
When we are responsible for our choices, we allow others to be responsible for theirs.
When we talk to ourselves with threats, blame, resentment and guilt, we are prone to do it to others.

Listen to your self talk.
Pay attention to what you do or say when  you look in a mirror.
Watch to see what you do with your day: honor yourself or give it away?
And what do you say or think or do when you first wake up in the morning?

Do you receive compliments with a simply gracious THANK YOU?
When asked what you want to eat, are you honest in your answer?
Do you sacrifice your time and energy to give it away to others?
Do you always say YES and forget to say NO when you really want to?

Are you aware when you need a break or down time?
Do you get cranky when you have not eaten or slept well?
Do you easily forgive your mistakes and the mistake of others?
Are you consuming what you know is best for your body and mind?

Do you give yourself the time and space you need to do things well?
Are you awake to your own needs and fill them yourself rather than waiting for others?
Are you respectful of your emotional and physical needs and make sure you take care of yourself?
Do you know how to get rest and stop the stress when needed>

I encourage each one of us to love ourselves and the gift of our own life.
I respect those who are at their best because they do take care of themselves.
I forgive those who react emotionally because they have not been kind to themselves.
I honor all for learning how to be good and kind to themselves and to others.

Take the time to be kind!
Betty Lue

Forgiveness is the key to happiness and health.
I forgive everyone everywhere for all time, including myself.

The more I love and respect myself, the more others love and respect me.
The more I love and respect myself, the more I love and respect others.
The more I love and respect myself, the more others love and respect themselves.

I give myself the very best and all are blessed.